Rock & Mineral Activities

Gneiss (Migmatite) exposure near Bancroft Ontario, Image credit: Craig Stoker 2017

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Looking for items that present rock study concepts simple enough for first graders? Or do you need supplemental activities to keep your 16 year-old Juniors excited about participating?

This page will direct you to a list of downloadable printable information and worksheet activities for all ages. This is an evolving collection: Watch as more and more leaders across the USA contribute their best ORIGINAL ideas so all of us can spark the minds of our students.

NOTE: These items are free to you and your club, but are not to be sold or included in any commercial endeavor. Any use outside your AFMS-affiliated rock club should only be done with the permission of the authors.

NOTE: when downloading pdf documents from this page, DO NOT open in Google docs. Select the Download option.

Early Elementary: (grades K-2) Click HERE to access this list of resources

  • My Rock Collection!

  • River Country Sedimentary Craft Project

  • Mapping My Collection

  • Magnificent Minerals Activity page (Beginners)

  • Borax Snowflakes

  • Volcanos

  • Crystal Shapes

  • More to come in the next few months ...

  • My Rock Collection!

  • River Country Sedimentary Craft Project

  • Mapping My Collection

  • Borax Snowflakes

  • Volcanos

  • Crystal Shapes

  • Name that Dinosaur!

  • More to come in the next few months ...

Middle School, High School (grades 6-12) Click HERE to access this list of resources

  • Mapping My Collection

  • Magnificent Minerals! (Intermediate)

  • How Earth's Tectonic Plates Shape Our Planet

  • Name that Dinosaur!

  • More to come in the next few months...

If you have and idea or activity you want to share, please use the contact form below or email us at the email address below.

Also see the Games and Puzzles webpage.

About the image on this page

Visiting magnificent geologic formations like this gneiss/migmatite hill near Bancroft Ontario is a great experience for learning and teaching! Photos of your rockhounding adventures will enthuse your Juniors and give them a bigger picture of the wonders they have yet to encounter.

Image credit: Craig Stoker